• Scientific career

    2020 - Professor in Physical Chemistry, University of Münster

    2017 - Emmy Noether Programm
    “Programmable self-assembly of topographic nanoparticles”

    2016-2020 Endowed Evonik-Juniorprofessor
    Polymer and colloid Science, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany),

    2013-2015 Postdoc
    ERC advanced grant project of of Prof. Olli Ikkala, Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University School of Science (Finland),

    2008-2012 PhD (summa cum laude)
    Bottom-up Self-Assembly across Hierarchies: From Triblock Terpolymers to Patchy Particles to Colloidal (Co-)Polymers”, Macromolecular Chemistry (Prof. Axel H.E. Müller), University of Bayreuth, Germany;

    2007 Diploma in Chemistry
    Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • Scientific awards

    • 2019 Reimund Stadler Prize (German Chemical Society)
    • 2019 Zsigmondy Award (German Colloid Society)
    • 2018 Dannie-Heineman-Award (Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities)
    • 2017 Emmy Noether Independent Young Researcher Group (DFG)
    • 2013 Otto-Warburg-Award, Bayreuth, Germany


  • Invited keynote and speaker addresses on international conferences

    12/2021 Pacifichem2021 (Keynote Lecture), virtual
    10/2021 SEPAWA® Congress (Keynote Lecture), virtual
    11/2019 37th Australasien Polymer Symposium (Keynote Lecture), Sunshine Coast, Australia;
    11/2019 Soft Matter Materials Symposium, QUT, Brisbane, Australia;
    04/2019 Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society (Keynote Lecture), Regensburg, Germany
    02/2019 Macromolecular Colloquium 2019, Freiburg, Germany
    09/2018 SACS 2018 (Keynote Lecture), Bordeaux, France
    08/2018 256th ACS Meeting, Boston, USA
    07/2018 IUPAC MACRO 2018 (Keynote Lecture), Cairns, Australia
    05/2018 Sino-German Young Scientist Forum, Donghua University, China
    03/2018 Joint Symposium Energy Materials Sci. & Tech., University of Tsukuba, Japan
    07/2017 16th international conference on clay, Granada, Spain
    06/2017 9th International Symposium MMOPS, St Petersburg, Russia
    10/2016 63. SEPAWA Congress, Fulda Germany
    07/2016 Polymer Conference 2016, Warwick, UK
    12/2015 Pacifichem2015 (Plenary Lecture), Honululu, Hawaii
    05/2015 Statistical Physics and Mechanics of Forms & Shapes, Mariehamn, Åland

  • Invited talks to universities and research institutes

    07/2022 International Conference on Programmable Materials, Frauenhofer CPM, virtual
    02/2022 Zernike Colloquium, Groningen University, virtual
    01/2022 Duke Materials Initiative, Duke University, virtual
    04/2021 9th NRW Nano Conference, virtual
    07/2019 Colloquium, University of Wuppertal, Germany
    06/2019 MChG Lecture, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    06/2019 Interview ERC Starting Grant, Brussels, Belgium
    01/2019 GDCh Lecture, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
    11/2018 2nd Materials Chain Conference, University of Bochum, Germany
    11/2018 Dannie-Heineman Award Lecture, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
    05/2018 Presentation at the ECUST, Shanghai China
    05/2018 Polymer Seminar, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China
    04/2018 Physics Lecture, University of Trondheim, Norway
    03/2018 Polymer-Seminar, Technical University of Dortmund, Germany
    02/2018 CENIDE Conference, Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
    12/2017 SFB colloquium (SFB985), RWTH Aachen, Germany
    11/2017 CENIDE Anniversary, Binnenschifffahrtsmuseum, Duisburg, Germany
    10/2017 8th Young Chemists‘ Symposium Ruhr, MPI Mühlheim, Germany
    09/2017 Interactive Materials Talks, DWI RWTH Aachen, Germany
    06/2017 Physics Colloquium, University Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    03/2017 GDCh Lecture, UDE, Germany
    02/2017 GDCh Lecture, University of Bielefeld, Germany
    01/2017 SFB Colloquium, University of Bayreuth, Germany
    01/2017 CENIDE Science Talk, Nano Energy Technic Center, Duisburg, Germany
    06/2016 Kolloquium Ernst-Berl-Institut, TU Darmstadt, Germany
    06/2016 PC Colloquium, University Hamburg, Germany
    05/2016 Phys. Colloquium, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
    05/2016 CENIDE Science Talk, Nano Energy Technic Center, Duisburg, Germany
    05/2015 Brown Bag Seminar, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
    02/2015 Melville Seminar, University Cambridge, UK
    12/2014 Rising Star Program, FAU, Nürnberg, Germany
    06/2014 MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

  • Collaborations (alphabetical order)

    Prof. Oleg Borisov, les Matériaux UMR Pau, France, "Theoretical analytics of block copolymer physics"
    Prof. Marcelo Diaz, Aarhus University, Denmark, "Topological defects in block copolymer systems"
    Jun.-Prof. Michael Giese, UDE, Germany, "Photoresponsive hydrogen-bonders in morphing microparticles"
    Prof. Olli Ikkala, Aalto University, Finland, "Tough Bionanocomposites"
    Prof. Pierangolo Metrangolo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, “Halogen-bonding in triblock terpolymer materials”
    Dr. Markus Müllner, USYD, Australia, "Polymer architectures for cell delivery"
    Dr. Arash Nikoubashman, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany. „Modeling of confinement assembly of block copolymers”
    Prof. Thomas Russell, Amherst University, USA, "Topological particles at interfaces"
    Prof. Silvia Vignolini, University of Cambridge, UK, "Photonic block copolymer materials"
    Jun.-Prof. Jens Voskuhl, UDE, Germany, "Fluorescent micelles with AIE for cell imaging"
    Jun.-Prof. Dominik Wöll, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, "Super resolution tracking of single molecules"